Category: Inspiration

The Stoic and the sale – Kasey Pierce

This is good. Stoicism and salesmanship, especially as it relates to creatives and reluctant sellers.

Being published in indie publishing is a lot like starting in acting, none of us are experts, everyone is trying to get noticed, and it’s not at all glamorous. Although it is an honor and privilege to be published, to get your book in the hands of the people, to find your readers, takes some elbow grease. This means…you become a salesperson.

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Sort out your energy levels – Nicholas Bate

Without energy, you are nothing. Great ideas get fuzzy and die, good intentions collapse in a withered heap.

Nicholas Bate has essential guidance…

1. To do the things you want to do, you need energy.

2. Level 1 Energy is dependent upon MEDS, meditation, exercise, diet and sleep.

3. Take time out; move/take stairs/dance/carry; eat wide (variety) and deep (local, in season, simple); sleep.

4. …

Read the rest, here.

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Be a man of letters

Michael Wade calls for a revival of proper correspondence

Those odd things that you might spend a chunk of time writing and then you’d mail them and not expect an answer that afternoon. It might be a week or so before you’d seriously expect a reply. And when you received a letter, you might study the letterhead and the quality of the paper and, of course, the person’s signature.

The rest is here.

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